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DHS nominee Nielsen touts cross-sector approach to cyber risks, cites FEMA as model

November 10, 2017 |
Rick Weber
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President Trump's pick to be the next Homeland Security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, is touting a cross-sector approach to securing critical infrastructure from cyber attacks -- while citing the Federal Energy Emergency Management Agency's natural-disaster playbook of soliciting support across federal agencies as a model for responding to massive cybersecurity incidents.

“Should I be confirmed, I would like to assess how a model such as FEMA's Surge Capacity Force for disaster response may have value in the cyber incident response domain,”...

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